Enhanced security checks at Bangalore airport. Give yourself additional time.

There is a high security alert at Bengaluru International Airport till Friday. There are enhanced security checks across all stages of embarkation. This includes a very high level of pre-embarkation checks and secondary ladder point check. These checks have been mandated by various intelligence agencies who must have some credible risk perception.

Airines too are closing flights for check-in and commencing the boarding earlier to accomodate these additional security measures.

Please be a more considerate passenger. For the next two days, reach the airport 90 minutes before your flight to give youself some extra time. Carry the minimum amount of hand baggage and try and pack everything in to your checked-in baggage. Above all, please be patient and polite with the security staff. After all, they too are under stress and pressure.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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